||Last Updated: Dec 6, 2019 - 3:53:25 PM
Thousands of children to benefit from santa’s wonderland this holiday season
- Dec 4, 2019 - 3:30:06 PM
Bass Pro Shops has teamed up with Convoy of Hope, The Grand Bahama
Christian Council (GBCC), the YMCA and various government agencies to
make the holiday season bright for thousands of children on Grand Bahama
Island through Santa’s Wonderland. A holiday staple on the Bass Pro
Shops calendar, Santa’s Wonderland is an activity-packed event for
children that includes gift giveaways, games, treats, and photo
opportunities with Santa Claus and his helpers. The free,
Christmas-themed attraction is set for December 16-19 from 4 p.m. to 9
p.m. on the YMCA playing field...
Government moves to protect the pensions of millennium heights employees
- Dec 4, 2019 - 3:20:24 PM
As the transition from the Victoria Hospital into the Owen King European
Union Hospital (OK-EU) enters its final leg, keen focus is being placed
on human resource and employment.
On Tuesday 26th November 2019
Parliament passed an amendment to the “Millennium Heights Medical
Complex Act” to secure and protect the pensions of public officers who
wish to be employed with the new entity...
Gender & Family Affairs Technical Officers complete UN Symposium Training
- Dec 4, 2019 - 1:24:58 PM
Technical officers from the Department of Gender and Family Affairs,
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, returned to New
Providence over the November 29 weekend after participating in a United
Nations Symposium on 'Mainstreaming Gender in Water Resources Management
for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean.'
The officers were
Torree Musgrove and Allicia Rolle, who serve as Research and
Conventions Specialists within the Department of Gender and Family
Standardization Regional Workshop - A stepping stone for Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts
- Dec 4, 2019 - 1:00:18 PM
Three months since the passage of 2019’s monster Hurricane Dorian, The
Bahamas is hosting a regional workshop geared toward rebuilding quality
infrastructure. The program is focusing particularly on the area of
trade, based on the framework of the World Trade Organization Technical
Barriers of Trade (WTO/TBT) Agreement.
According well with this
direction is the four-day conference, hosted by The Bahamas Bureau of
Standards and Quality (BBSQ) and organized by the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) Central Secretariat...
Campbell discusses the way forward with National Commission for Persons with Disabilities
- Dec 4, 2019 - 12:45:16 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, Monday met with Commissioners of the National Commission for
Persons with Disabilities during which time they discussed the way
The community of persons with disabilities celebrates
Disability Awareness Week in The Bahamas, December 1-7. The Week opened
Sunday with a Church Service...
Warrant Officer speaks to RBDF Rangers
- Dec 4, 2019 - 11:35:48 AM
Warrant Officer Oral Wood, Command Force Chief at the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, was a recent guest speaker for the RBDF Rangers on
November 23 2019 at the S.C. McPherson Junior High School.
Rangers celebrate Character Development Month in November, Force Chief
Petty Officer (FCPO) Wood addressed the young students on the importance
and benefits of having a bad character and a good character...
Inspirations at Sea Cruise visits Grand Bahama for 5th year
- Dec 4, 2019 - 11:30:09 AM
The Ministry of Tourism & Aviation’s Religious Tourism Department
recently welcomed 60 gospel artists to Grand Bahama for an afternoon of
music, dining and fellowship at the Manta Ray Beach Club. The group
comprised recent winners in the Prayze Factor Awards, a global
initiative that recognises and promotes the best unsigned gospel talent
around the world.
The visit marked Prayze Factor’s fifth
consecutive trip to Grand Bahama. Each year, following the awards
ceremony, the winners are invited on a tour across the U.S. that
culminates in a cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines to The Bahamas...
GBPA and Mercy Corps Launch Grant Programme to Help Local Economy RISE again
- Dec 4, 2019 - 9:30:13 AM
Freeport, The Bahamas – Micro, small and medium businesses now have
access to much-needed funding as they prepare for the upcoming holiday
season. The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), today,
announced the “Restoring Industries and Sustaining Employment (RISE)
Initiative, in collaboration with Mercy Corps (MC), a leading global
humanitarian and development organization.
The RISE initiative
will offer grants to at least 100 qualifying local businesses from
across Grand Bahama, which have suffered losses as a direct result of
Hurricane Dorian. Grants up to $10,000 will be offered...
BTVI officials visit Florida's Valencia College to learn about Technical Training Programs
- Dec 3, 2019 - 4:00:39 PM
A team of officials from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute
(BTVI) visited the Orlando campuses of Valencia College to tour the
facilities, as they prepare to rebuild their campuses in the aftermath
of hurricane Dorian.
The goal of the visit was to learn how to
build and equip new facilities aimed at training a strong technical
workforce in The Bahamas. BTVI’s Abaco centre was demolished by
hurricane Dorian in August 2019...
Itelbpo makes bold move in diversifying Its labour pool
- Dec 3, 2019 - 3:40:24 PM
itelbpo in partnership with Invest Saint Lucia is developing a 20,000 sq
ft factory shell located in the Hewanorra Free Zone in Vieux-Fort, Saint
Lucia, which will house more than 300 employees in the global services
sector. It is a strategic move aimed at expanding its geographical
footprint, ultimately diversifying its workforce and further enriching
its global talent pool as the company pushes aggressively towards its
5-year goal of 5,000 new seats in its contact centre operations. itelbpo
& Invest Saint Lucia have broken ground and the new site is set to
open on April 1, 2020...
Bahamas Development Bank Consultants meet with Stakeholders for Diagnostic review and strategic plan
- Dec 3, 2019 - 3:30:39 PM
The Bahamas Development Bank (BDB) is currently in the midst of a major
reform effort to ensure that it can meet international expectations for
national development, including support for the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to business process
re-engineering to improve service quality, the Bank is also developing a
new Strategic Plan. The Plan will integrate the need for climate change
mitigation, environmental sustainability...
Minister of Tourism welcomed wedding planners at Baha Mar
- Dec 3, 2019 - 2:07:09 PM
Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar gave
welcome remarks at the MunaLuchi Coterie Retreat for wedding
professionals, December 2, 2019, at Baha Mar. The Minister is pictured
at the podium, and with Chike Nwobu, president, and Jacqueline Nwobu,
CEO/Editor in Chief of MunaLuchi Bride magazine.
RBDF Marines complete Boat Handling Course
- Dec 3, 2019 - 12:16:56 PM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to ensuring its
servicemen and women undergo job specific training. As such, a total of
40 Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines stationed at the Harbour Patrol
Unit (HPU) received certificates on November 29th 2019 after
successfully completing the Basic Small Boat Handling and the Small Boat
Coxswain Training courses.
The course, which was taught by
Senior Enlisted assigned to the HPU, enables Marines to improve their
navigating skills while serving aboard Defence Force patrol crafts...
Bahamas prepares for January pledge conference to mobilize recovery financing after Hurricane Dorian
- Dec 3, 2019 - 11:30:00 AM
The Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) with support from the Governments of the United States
and the United Kingdom will stage a pledge conference on 13 January 2020
in Nassau to mobilize financial and technical support for recovery
efforts in The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
a Category 5 hurricane hit the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in
September 2019 and left widespread devastation estimated at $3.4
UWP welcomes Largest Road Rehabilitation Programme in Saint Lucia’s history
- Dec 3, 2019 - 9:50:33 AM
The United Workers Party welcomes the largest single investment in Road
Rehabilitation Project as announced by Prime Minister Hon. Allen
Chastanet and Minister for Infrastructure Hon. Stephenson King in
September of this year.
The UWP is especially happy to note that
in keeping with our manifesto promise on page 18, neglected roads across
most constituencies in Saint Lucia will benefit from much needed
rehabilitation interventions with the US $42 Million Programme...
What’s new in the islands of the Bahamas this December
- Dec 3, 2019 - 9:40:06 AM
The weather may be cooling down in the U.S., but The Bahamas is heating
up this winter. With numerous awards under its belt, The Bahamas is
top-of-mind as people around the world set their 2020 travel plans. From
continued reopenings on Grand Bahama Island, to a new craft cocktail
bar in Nassau to exciting cultural events such as the vibrant
celebration of Junkanoo, there is no better time than now to see just
why it’s always “Better in The Bahamas”...
Bostwick-Dean receives Letter of Appointment to the Senate
- Dec 2, 2019 - 11:20:41 PM
Mrs. Janet Lissette Raquel Bostwick-Dean received her Letter of
Appointment to the Senate during a ceremony at Government House on
Monday 2 December 2019.
The appointment follows the resignation
of Senate president Mrs. Kay Forbes-Smith who will take up the post of
Managing Director of the newly created Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction
Authority. Senators will elect a new president...
Prime Minister Minnis receives Letters of Credentials from New Zealand High Commissioner
- Dec 2, 2019 - 9:32:52 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis was presented with the
Letters of Credentials from Mr. Anton Oila, the non-resident New Zealand
High Commissioner-designate to The Bahamas. Prime Minister Minnis said
that The Bahamas looks forward to strengthening its relationship with
New Zealand, particularly in the areas of climate change, education,
ease of doing business and the digitization of services. Prime Minister
Minnis and High Commissioner Oila are pictured during the presentation
ceremony held Monday 2 December at the Office of the Prime Minister...